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Leonid Ilyich Brezhnev

Poster Number: PP 246
Category: Cold War
Poster Notes: Poster shows Leonid Brezhnev, the leader of the Soviet Union from 1964 until 1982. He died in office.
Media Size: 27x20
Poster Type: Offset
Publishing Date: 1980
Technical Information on Poster: Approved for printing April 11, 1980; Publication No. 8i-323; Order No. 344; Price 23 kopeks; F 80201-379 490-79/088(02) - 80.
Glavlit Directory Number: A-00951
Catalog Notes: PP 246 Cold War (Shrink Wrap)
Artist: Artist Unknown — неизвестный художник
The artist's name on the poster is not indicated. By assigning Artist Unknown to a poster it also could mean the artist used a chop mark whereby no signature is seen thus rendering the artist's identity anonymous.
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Printer: Krasnii Proletarii (Red Proletarian), Moscow — Красный Пролетарий, Москва
The Krasnii Proletarii Workshop originated under the ownership of Ivan Kushnerev, a Russian entrepreneur who founded the Kushnerev & Company Printing Shop in 1869 in Moscow. When Kushnerev died in 1896, his printing operation was one of the largest in Imperial Russia. In 1919, the printer was nationalized by the Soviets and consigned to the Printing Section of the Moscow Economic Council (MSNKh). Around 1920, it was placed under the Poligrafkiniga (Book and Magazine Printing) Trust and was given ...
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Publisher: Plakat (All-Union Poster), Moscow — Плакат
Plakat (All-Union Poster) was created in 1974 in Moscow through the work of the Union of Artists and the Central Committee of the Communist Party. The chief of its poster department was Dmitry Akimovich Isaev. Plakat publishers existed until 1991 whereupon it was renamed Panorama publishers.
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